On and off the field, Jordan Hiscoe is moving the chains.
As the starting quarterback for Bishop Guertin High School in Nashua, New Hampshire, last season, Hiscoe led the Cardinals to a 6-3 record and a trip to the NHIAA Division I state playoffs.
After starting 6 games for Bishop Guertin as a junior and passing for 1,000 yards and 8 touchdowns, Hiscoe passed for 2,500 yards and 32 TDs as a senior while rushing for 6 more scores.
“It was a successful year for our team,” Hiscoe said. “It was a very good senior class. We got a new coaching staff and we took to the new style of play. All the way around, it was a great experience for all of us.”
In the first round of the playoffs, the Cardinals lost a thriller to Bedford High School, 41-39. “It was a heart-breaking loss,” Hiscoe said. “In the final seconds, we scored to make it 2-point game. Then we went for 2 to tie and go to overtime. We didn’t get it, but it was a great season and it was a lot of fun to be a part of it. It came down to that last play. Looking back on the senior class, it was just a blast to be around a bunch of good kids. We had a really fun season. We made it about as far as we could go. It came down to 2 points, but it was one of the best football games I’ve ever been a part of. It was a great game to watch. The way it came down for us, that’s just the way football goes sometimes. You win some and you lose some.”
At the end of the season, Hiscoe was voted the Nashua Telegraph 2015 Football Player of the Year, he was a New Hampshire D-1 West Conference First Team Offense selection and also earned a spot on the USA Today All USA New Hampshire Football Team.
“I think it’s poise,” Hiscoe said when asked what makes him such an effective quarterback. “We didn’t have the biggest or fastest offensive line. Coming from a private school, you get the speed and you get the skill players. But you really don’t get those big 6-foot-5 kids that play line. With the poise, I was able to take hits and still deliver the ball, and I was accurate under pressure and able to extend plays.”
Hiscoe’s ability to make big plays will be on display next season when he suits up for Milford Academy, a powerhouse program that has produced standout NFL players like LeSean McCoy and Shonn Greene.
“Milford Academy is a one-semester deal,” Hiscoe said. “I’ll go for the football season and take four NCAA approved classes. At the end of season, I’ll commit on a school and hopefully be able to participate in spring practice We’ll play it by ear and get it figured out.”
Eye on the future
Attending Milford Academy, which is located in New Berlin, New York, makes a lot of sense for Hiscoe.
“I definitely see myself playing college football at the Division I, Division I-AA level,” he said. “I got some Division I-AA looks this year, but the thing is, coming from New Hampshire you kind of don’t get the respect that players deserve. You’re kind of looked down on. So I’ll go to Milford and get some exposure. They play other colleges so it’s very high competition. I’m definitely going to improve. They send a lot of their guys to high-level schools for football and I’d love to continue that tradition and hopefully join the ranks of some of the alumni that they’ve had. I’m looking forward to the opportunity. It’s very exciting. The sky is the limit by attending that school.”
Before heading to Milford Academy, Hiscoe will play in the Children’s Hospital at Dartmouth-Hitchcock (CHaD) All-Star Football game this summer.
That’s where he is moving the chains off the field as well. After touring Children’s Hospital, Hiscoe has committed himself to raising money for children in need. You can make a donation here.
“Going to the hospital, it was a really moving experience because you kind of see where other people are coming from,” Hiscoe said. “There are people who are struggling and it’s an eye-opening experience. We are trying to raise money to help make their lives a little bit easier as they go through some struggles. I could never imagine being a kid and having to go through treatments every single day because I’m sick. I’d love to do anything I can to help them get better so they can go back to having the normal childhood they deserve.”
And before heading to Milford Academy, Hiscoe will train with NFA for the third year.
“NFA’s done a great job helping me develop mechanics,” he said. “They fine-tuned me as a player. They get down to the fine points and they make sure everything looks good top to bottom. I think that definitely helps me stand out because by going to NFA, my mechanics are at a high level and I think that’s something that stands out to college coaches. It shows we put the work in and we’re willing to get down to the minor details in order to be a complete player. I think that’s something NFA’s instilled in me. I’m very grateful that they helped me along the way. They’ve definitely been a big part of my career.”
NFA Coach/Director of Operations JC Boice is not surprised by Hiscoe’s solid work on and off the field.
“Jordan is a young man that is destined to do great things,” Boice said. “You can just see it in his approach and the way he carries himself. Jordan and I have worked together at several Boston trainings over the years and his hard work has paid off. He is now an impacting quarterback off the field and has a smooth, complete game on the field. NFA is very excited to continue to partnering with him in his on-going pursuit of excellence.”